A Malaysian voter shows her ink-stained finger after casting her ballot during the early voting for the general elections in Kuala Lumpur, 30 April 2013
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Stakes high in Malaysia's pivotal general election

A general election in Malaysia on Sunday could result in the first change of government since the country's independence 56 ago.

The ruling Barisan Nasional coalition is credited with bringing economic development and political stability to Malaysia.

But - with growing discontent over corruption and racial divisions - the opposition has been gaining ground, particularly among young voters.

Jonathan Head reports from Kuala Lumpur.

  • 03 May 2013
  • From the section Asia
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